My husband (77) has had Grover's disease since April 2001. It was finally diagnosed by biopsy. He has been on Prednisone (20 mg /day) for 5 years. Each time we try to reduce it, the Grover's comes roaring back.
Dec. 21, 2002, he had his second heart bypass and has recovered well. He had carotid artery surgery in Dec. 2005...and is doing well after that.
Our main problem is his body's reaction to Prednisone. It has created diabetes and is causing multiple other problems. However, he will face almost anything rather than "the itch" coming back. He occasionally supplements the Prednisone with a topical steroid and Gold Bond powder. Is there any other treatment that is available that would be less invasive and with less damaging side effects.
Thanks in advance for whatever assistance you can give us on this.